T: 01546 602963       E: enquiries@ppdltd.com

 PPD Ltd, Unit 3, Highbank Park, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8NN


Advanced Engineering 2019

PPD Ltd. will exhibit for the first time at the 'Advanced Engineering 2019' show at the NEC in Birmingham, staged on the 30th and 31st of October we will be part of the UK's largest annual engineering event! 

Our Managing Director John McCartan and Director Stuart McCartan will be on hand to discuss and promote both our etching services and also our ability to laser cut either exclusively or in combination with the etching process to supply bespoke metal parts to a wide range of industries.

You can see us on stand J64 of the exhibition! 

Advanced Engineering

Laser & Etch Combination

Etch / Laser Combination 

One of PPD's first 'Etch & Laser' projects was on behalf of the Rotary Club of Mid-Argyll, with close links to PPD we offered to produce the Dux medal for our local high school here in Lochgliphead as a donation - we were after all still in the midst of commissioning and needing as many 'test' runs as possible prior to offering as a service to our customers.

The decision was made to produce such a medal on 3mm brass, something that would be impossible using the etch-only process!

New Laser Cutting Service


We are pleased to announce the completion of the commissioning of our new laser unit.

Our state of the art fibre laser will allow us to combine our existing chemical etching process with the ability of cutting much thicker metals.

This will give our customers greater options in terms of metal type and thickness whilst maintaining the benefits of high quality fine etched surface detail.

Please give us a call for further information or drop us an email with details of a specific project.

Laser 1



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PPD Ltd, Unit 3, Highbank Park, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8NN

T: 01546 602963

F: 01546 603029

E: enquiries@ppdltd.com  

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Who are we?


PPD Ltd have been etching for 30 years, for most of this time based in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. We are a family business that has grown over the years due to our attention to detail, a well priced service, and by treating every customer with.....